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Apple Arcade

Windhauch

New Member
Hi.

I would appreciate if you could add "Apple Arcade" as supported system,
so we can add those game manually until there is a working achievement system (never give up hope...) :cool:

Thank you very much,
Sebastian (Germany)
 

Windhauch

New Member
I thought about the classification of Apple Arcade-games again. On the one hand they are mobile exclusive on Apple devices. But now that the service is on Apple TV and will follow on Mac, it's questionable, which category could be the best. I like the idea of logging play times here - even though it is manually like PS4. Or should I kindly ask for every single game to be added, when I start it. It's okay but seems to be more complicated. For information about all the Apple Arcade-games you could easily use the english wikipedia.

Thank you for your effort,
Sebastian
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
Will see if we can track the Apple Arcade games first. I will look into it once the macOS Catalina update releases.
 

Windhauch

New Member
Hi x3sphere,

did you have the chance to check on AppleArcade, which is now available on iPhone/ipad/Apple TV and Mac ? If not, I'll be fine with it, of course...

Sadly, I think it will be almost impossible to automatic track any playtime or even game center-information, but perhaps it's possible to add the games manually like for all the other "retro" platforms. I think, that playing on apple tv will trigger some gaming fans... and as a statistic fan I like to track game time... :cool:

As always: Thank you very much for this great achievement hunter-service.

Sebastian
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
Hi x3sphere,

did you have the chance to check on AppleArcade, which is now available on iPhone/ipad/Apple TV and Mac ? If not, I'll be fine with it, of course...

Sadly, I think it will be almost impossible to automatic track any playtime or even game center-information, but perhaps it's possible to add the games manually like for all the other "retro" platforms. I think, that playing on apple tv will trigger some gaming fans... and as a statistic fan I like to track game time... :cool:

As always: Thank you very much for this great achievement hunter-service.

Sebastian
Yeah I have looked into it now. As far tracking is concerned, I don't see a way of viewing others' achievements and there are no public profile pages. Unless I have missed something, it doesn't seem to be possible. With this Arcade service I was hoping they'd come out with something similar to the Xbox app - but it seems like you can only access the GameCenter features from within the games themselves and you're mostly locked to only viewing information on your own account or friends.

It might be possible to pull the game lists from the App Store though... I'll see. For adding games manually that database is mostly populated from GiantBomb and it doesn't seem like they've added an Apple Arcade category yet. So would either need to import them from the App Store or have users help fill in the database.
 
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x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
Thank you for answering... I would help with filling in the database... What do you need?
I will see if I can pull information from the App Store first, only have taken a quick look so far but it might not be that difficult.
 
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